Teeing off for men’s health
Calling all golfers for the 2016 Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Foundation Dorevitch Pathology Golf Day.
The annual fundraising event will be held on Friday 11 March 2016 from 11am at Buninyong Golf Club.
BHS Director of Foundation and Fundraising, Geoff Millar, said the special event raises funds for the BHS Foundation so that it can fund vital health projects for the community.
“Last year the annual BHS Foundation Golf Day Dorevitch Pathology raised more than $18,000 for BHS Mental Health services and we are hoping this year’s event will raise a similar amount.
“This year’s golf day will be supporting men’s health, with a special focus on prostate cancer,” Mr Millar said.
Mr Millar said he was looking for a range of business sponsors to help support the event.
“Our generous sponsors help make the event a success and help contribute valuable funds to our chosen cause. I look forward to hearing from any local business that would like to sponsor the ...
BRICC benefits from Dry July funds
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) has received more than $50,000 from this year’s Dry July fundraiser to support Wellness Centre programs and equipment at the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).
Dry July is an annual fundraiser that challenges people to go alcohol-free for a month to support adults living with cancer.
Dry July contributes directly by providing funds to create better services for cancer patients, carers and family members.
More than $30,000 was raised by local Dry July participants during the 2015 event, whilst a further $20,000 has been provided to BRICC through the annual Dry July Foundation grant program.
Dry July CEO, Brett Macdonald, said: “2015 is the first year we’ve been able to make additional funds available following the fundraising campaign in July. We received a number of interesting grant applications from a diverse range of cancer support organisations across Australia and are delighted to be able to support a variety of fan ...
The Club has been meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Centre for around 20 years and BHS has benefited from many of the club's projects.
The seat also marks the club's 25th birthday.
Club President Trevor Lea is pictured with BHS Executive Director - Sub-Acute and Community Wendy Hubbard.
The Foundation's work
The Foundation’s fundraising complements income from government and enhances the service and care provided by BHS' staff.
Some of our fundraising efforts have included a $250,000 contribution to the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, major contributions to the redevelopment of the Base Hospital’s Emergency Department, $100,000 towards equipment for the Ballarat Base Hospital’s sixth operating theatre and $30,000 towards defibrillators and resuscitation equipment.
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre
About the Foundation
The Ballarat Health Services Foundation was established in 1989 to help fund the development of health facilities and medical equipment within Ballarat Health Services.
Ballarat Health Services continues to be the region’s leading healthcare provider and referral centre for acute, aged and mental health services in Ballarat and Western Victoria.
Evolving from Ballarat's rich and colourful past, Ballarat Health Services has links back as far as the Eureka Rebellion, with the Base Hospital's Queen Elizabeth Centre's predecessors established in the 1850s to care for the sick and injured miners.
Today the care continues with the support of the Foundation.
You can contact Geoff Millar at the Foundation office by telephone on 03 5320 4093, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post PO Box 577 Ballarat 3353.